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Stand Your Ground

The Alabama Appellate Courts have further clarified the “Stand Your Ground” Defense in a case released June 3, 2016. In the appealed case Malone v. State of Alabama the Appellate Court held: Malone was charged with second-degree assault and moved before trial for an immunity hearing under § 13A-3-23(d). During the incident in question, Malone […]

2016 Changes in Alabama Laws

The Alabama Legislature adjourned in early May 2016 after having made some amendments to the Criminal Code as well as some additions.  I have included here some of those changes. HB1:  Law enforcement officers, authorized to issue traffic citations at the scene of the crash for traffic offenses, under certain conditions, additional fines, § 32-5-171 […]